St. Louis, MO - A St. Louis County prisoner, Bruce Brutsman escaped from custody Saturday morning, and has now been on the run for over one day. The suspect was last seen on video stealing a pizza delivery driver's car Saturday morning and hasn't been seen since (video below.)
Bruce Brutsman, 36, had been taken to the hospital on Saturday at around 9:30 AM after he had swallowed a battery, according to Fox2Now.
Brutsman escaped from the correctional officer who was watching him, and he fled the area on foot.
During his escape, he stole an IMO Pizza delivery driver's car in the 5800 block of Hampton Avenue. The theft was captured on surveillance video and he sped away when confronted by people in the area.
"He's got ties to quite a few places in south St. Louis and south St. Louis County. So we have to explore all options regardless of where we might thing he might be. We have to follow all evidence and everything else and do our due diligence to get this guy back in custody as quickly as possible," St. Louis County Police Officer Benjamin Granda told Fox2Now.
Brutsman was originally being held on various crimes including burglary.
If spotted, Bruce Brutsman should be hard to miss - he's 6'6" tall and 240 pounds. He's a white male, last seen wearing a black T-shirt and jail-orange pants.
The stolen vehicle is described as a white 1997 Toyota Tercel 4-door sedan with black bumpers, bearing Missouri plate SK8R4K.
Brutsman is originally from the 600 block of Weber Terrace Drive in the Affton area, and authorities say that he should be considered armed and dangerous.
There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture of this fugitive. If spotted, call St. Louis County Police at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.
You can see the video of the car theft below:
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